Counselling is a word that is often misunderstood. There is a difference between having a discussion, giving information and counselling.
Counselling is a process whereby the client is encouraged to explore their thoughts, feelings and experience in order to resolve issues and move forward productively.
The counsellor is there to listen, understand and assist with the process. Often the process of simply unburdening yourself to someone who is interested, but not involved, can be very therapeutic! It can make a pleasant change not to be judged.
Counsellors will also work with you to examine reasons for situations and to explore possible avenues for your future.